Australian immigration and asylum

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Australian voters rethinking immigration in wake of extended border closures, poll suggests
Issue remains divisive, but number believing levels are too high has dropped from 64% in 2018 to 37%

Katharine Murphy

25, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Victoria to scrap quarantine for fully vaccinated international arrivals
Travel restrictions with Singapore will also ease and Qantas announces Bali service could restart before Christmas and a new route to New Delhi

Paul Karp

22, Oct, 2021 @3:16 AM

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Nearly one-third of refugees at Melbourne detention hotel test positive for Covid and one hospitalised
Court hears claims an ambulance was turned away from the Park hotel without being allowed to assess a ‘distressed’ patient

Ben Doherty

22, Oct, 2021 @12:45 AM

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Senate blocks visa cancellation bill as Labor accuses Coalition of backing out of bipartisan deal
Kristina Keneally says government used legislation as a ‘political wedge’ instead of securing good outcomes for victims of family violence

Paul Karp

20, Oct, 2021 @2:41 AM

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‘A Covid incubator’: outbreak in Melbourne refugee detention hotel grows as vaccination rate lags
Up to six men infected as advocate warns Park hotel is circulating air between floor with confirmed Covid cases and other levels

Ben Doherty

18, Oct, 2021 @9:55 PM

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Court orders mute asylum seeker detained in Australia be released into community or moved to Nauru
Prolonged detention in Australia was contributing to poor mental health and it was clear man preferred liberty in Nauru, judge said

Ben Doherty

17, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Government accused of ‘shirking responsibility’ in bid to overturn ruling against Aboriginal deportation
Move to revisit landmark Love and Thoms decision leaves client ‘vulnerable to deportation’, lawyer says

Paul Karp

15, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Australian Islamic body cancels forum with Taliban officials after heavy criticism from Afghan community
Australian Federation of Islamic Councils says event due to feature two senior Taliban representatives was not intended to ‘legitimise any group’

Mostafa Rachwani and Ben Doherty

14, Oct, 2021 @5:11 AM

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Australia seeks to overturn landmark ruling preventing deportation of Aboriginal people
The federal government wants to challenge the high court decision in Love and Thoms following the retirement of two supporting judges

Paul Karp

13, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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More than 100,000 Afghan nationals vying for initial 3,000 humanitarian visas from Australia
Advocates call for special intake for at-risk groups given surging demand after fall of Kabul

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

11, Oct, 2021 @7:31 AM

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The pattern is clear: Australia’s next election will be a competition on cruelty | Behrouz Boochani
Since the Tampa affair, humanitarian issues have been used to manipulate the public. The refugees still exiled in Papua New Guinea will suffer the consequences

Behrouz Boochani

11, Oct, 2021 @1:37 AM

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Afghans seeking Australian humanitarian visas say Taliban are ‘hunting us like animals’
Testimonies from those who fear for their lives are being compiled ahead of a Senate inquiry into Australia’s engagement in Afghanistan

Daniel Hurst

10, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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